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Cillié High School

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Cillié High School

Sponsor of the ECjCC rehearsal venue.

Wednesdays 15h45-17h30

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Founding the Eastern Cape Junior Children’s Choir was the dream of Lionel van Zyl, senior voice lecturer at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and since 1986 the conductor of the Eastern Cape Children’s Choir (ECCC). Lionel has been the musical director of the ECjCC since its founding.

He had been aware of the successes of German choir friends of the ECCC, like  the Würzburg Cathedral Choirs and the Halle Children’s Choir,  where “junior choirs” with choristers aged between  5 and 10,  were preparing choristers for the “Children’s Choirs” aged between 11 and 15.

The ECCC toured Estonia in 2008 where the Estonian TV Choirs, including their Junior choir, performed during a shared concert in Tallinn. Following this tour and realizing the need for and value of a feeder choir for the ECCC, the ECjCC was founded.

From the start the ECjCC has proven itself to be a successful choir in its own right, instead of merely being a feeder choir.

It was just fitting that the ECjCC’s very first performance was during the joint concert with the Estonian TV Children’s Choir and the ECCC in March 2009 in Port Elizabeth. A day before the concert, Lii Leitmaa, leader of the Estonian TV Children’s Choir, conducted a workshop for the ECjCC, teaching them an Estonian song, which was sung as a mass item, to conclude the concert. - an unforgettable moment for all involved.





Summerstrand DRC

7 September 2018 @ 17:20-20:00

Welkom! Teretulnud! Bienvenue! Tervetuloa! Wamkelekile! Wilkommen! Welcome!

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